By Carol Clemens
We were in a health crisis before COVID-19 hit America. My hubby, Rev. Harold Clemans (60-year licensed minister), went to the Lord on July 18, 2020, in our 50th year of marriage. He had survived two major surgeries in two years, but never regained his strength – he was 83.
Sometimes I thought I would not survive being his sole 24/7 caregiver for nine months. At times, I was so weak, the tears would flow. When hubby took his last breath (we were alone), he was instantly in the presence of the Lord! What a wonderful hope and comfort!
The grief of my spouse going to the Lord has touched me at a deep level. It has created an aloneness that I’ve never experienced before with the death of my parents or brother.
So thankful that God lives inside me through His Spirit. God promised to never leave or forsake me. That is God’s truth no matter my emotions. God lives in me ‘the hope of glory!’
COVID19 not only caused death to thousands, but thousands of others lost jobs and businesses. Divorces, separations, domestic violence, suicides, and drug/alcohol intake greatly increased. It is not over yet. Believers in God must choose Him and His Word plus much prayer to survive!
It’s a daily choice to believe Psalm 37: 3 – 5 AMP, “Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord (roll and repose each care of your load on Him); trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.”
Trust God one day at a time! We will survive the impact of 2020! God will give us strength through all losses. “Looking unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith” – Hebrews 12:2. I am choosing to trust God for my uncertain tomorrows!
Carol Clemans provides nationwide God-based counseling & life coaching by phone (636) 448-0121, teaching God’s Word through Skype – www.carolclemans.org – read ‘about page’ for details. Join www.patreon.com/carolclemans. Subscribe to www.youtube.com/c/carolclemans. Ministry ref: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL.